As California's labor shortage grows, farmers race to replace workers with robots

Geoffrey Mohan for LA Times: Now, the $47-billion agriculture industry is trying to bring technological innovation up to warp speed before it runs out of low-wage immigrant workers.

Northern Power Wind Turbines Generate Significant Energy Savings for New York Dairy Farm

Farming industry can reap benefits from clean wind power and energy incentive programs.

Emerging Agricultural Technologies

Today, there are approximately 1 billion people who are underfed; and with an expected 9 billion people inhabiting the earth by 2050, we must use all of the technology that farmers have at their disposal. Technology is giving some promising solutions to this problem.

Run Dot Run. The Workhorse of Tomorrow.

DOT is a diesel-powered, hydraulically driven platform equipped to carry any implement designed as DOT Ready™. Four lift-points lift the implement directly onto DOTs U-shaped structure, enabling DOT and the implement to become one unit.

This AgTech Startup Just Built A Coinstar For Coffee

Alex Knapp for Forbes: "Our machine, using machine vision and artificial intelligence, analyzes every single coffee cherry," said Jones. "And then we give the grade back to the farmer who produced it."

Bullish on ag tech, Alexandria creating R&D 'mega campus' in RTP

Barry Teater, NCBiotech Writer: "There is no place for high-quality ag tech companies to move into plug-and-play, turnkey R&D facilities coupled with greenhouses,"

Ivy Tech Precision Ag Program prepares students with newest technologies in agriculture

Greensburg Daily News: The need for new agriculture training is great. Indiana is seeing an increase in the average age of its farm workers from 49 in 1950 to now approaching the age of 60.

Vineyard Robot Prototype to Debut at FutureFarm Expo in Oregon

Seeking to solve the chronic labor shortage problem facing the US premium wine industry, the Digital Harvest LLC project 'ROVR' team has developed a fully mobile concept demonstrator at their Pendleton, Oregon R&D lab.

Sentera Grows High-Precision Line With Release of Quad Sensor

Sentera introduces the latest update to its high-precision sensor product line, the Quad Sensor. Featuring four fully customizable imagers, the multispectral Quad Sensor is a precision agriculture, data-collection powerhouse.

Shenandoah Growers Deploying Indoor Farming Nationwide

Leading national organic culinary herb grower and marketer set to transform the distribution of highly perishable produce

Energy Technology Company Global Re-Fuel to Significantly Impact Poultry Industry with Cost-Effective Warm-air Biomass Furnace

Global Re-Fuels warm-air biomass furnace - now in use on a farm in Texas - converts raw poultry litter into energy, providing heat to broiler houses while creating a pathogen-free organic fertilizer.

Dealers Expecting Growth in Precision Farming Activities

USAgNet: So what are retailers anticipating in 2017? Some 59% of all dealers forecast revenue growth of at least 2% this year, with about 15% projecting growth of at least 8%.

New IntelLiDrives XYZ Robot helps researchers to study plant development

XYZ Robot helps researchers develop hardier, weather-resistant crops

These kale farming robots in Pittsburgh don't need soil or even much water

Aaron Aupperlee for TribLive: Robots could grow your next salad inside an old steel mill on Pittsburgh's South Side.

Roomba Inventor Joe Jones on His New Weed-Killing Robot

Evan Ackerman for IEEE Spectrum: Tertill is a solar-powered, weed-destroying, fully autonomous and completely self-contained robot designed for your garden.

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